People, I have heartlessly abandoned my imaginary Charlie’s Angels remake to talk to you about the potentially actual all-female Ghostbusters remake.
Now, if I’m being honest, I’m not buzzing with excitement over this news like some people are (or frothing at the mouth like others), probably because I don’t have the same level of nostalgia for Ghostbusters that most people have. But I’m at least a little excited because let’s face it: primarily female casts are rare, and when you see them at all, it’s usually a romantic-comedy or — maybe — a family drama. I can think of maybe ten SF comedies off the top of my head (Men in Black, Hot Tub Time Machine, Galaxy Quest, Paul, etc.) and none of them are headlined by women. So, this could be kind of cool.
Bill Murray has announced his own dream cast, and while they’re all very funny ladies, it was hard not to notice he’d — either accidentally or intentionally — created an all-white cast. (He might not have given any thought to it. Lots of people don’t see why it makes a difference, but I’m trying to be better about that because I think it does.) So, I was wondering to myself, Well, who would I rather see instead, and then decided I could just ask you people to do the work for me.
Here’s how this poll is going to go.
Unlike my Charlie’s Angels poll, I’m not separating these ladies into teams. (Mostly because that’s more work for me, and I already have a headache as is.) You pick any four actresses from my list. I’d like to see some diversity among your casts, but I won’t actually make that a requirement. The four ladies who get the most individual votes will win. In the event of a tie — which unfortunately seems likely, given the format — I will break it. So get voting.
Emma Stone (Zombieland, Easy A)
Lauren Graham (Gilmore Girls, Bad Santa)
Jessica Williams (The Daily Show, Girls)
Mindy Kaling (The Office, The Mindy Project)
Kristen Wiig (Bridesmaids, SNL)
Aisha Tyler (Archer, CSI)
Alison Brie (Community, Scream 4)
Zoe Saldana (Guardians of the Galaxy, Star Trek)
Yvette Nicole Brown (Community, Drake & Josh)
Nicole Beharie (Sleepy Hollow, Shame)
Kat Dennings (Thor, Nick & Nora’s Infinite Playlist)
America Ferrera (Ugly Betty, Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants)
Felicia Day (The Guild, Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along-Blog)
Tina Fey (30 Rock, SNL)
The poll will be open about a week. I’d love it if you voted here in the comments, but I will also take votes on Facebook or Twitter, provided I see them. (If not, sorry, but you’re SOL.) I’m also happy to hear actresses you would’ve liked to have seen included in the poll, but — and I cannot stress this enough — you must pick FOUR actresses from MY list for your vote to be considered. If you do not, I will not count your vote.
If you’ll excuse me, I have to go blow my nose for the sixtieth time today. Happy voting!